Amod Dandawate has been primarily trained in the Farrukhabad style under the discipleship of Pt. Samir Chatterjee. As a child he was exposed to the music of Tabla by his father Late Dr. Vasantrao Dandawate, but started his serious pursuit of the art form only after completing his bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He received initial guidance and encouragement from ShafaatKhan while performing as his accompanist and then spent some time taking lessons from Ust. Zakir Hussain. Having settled in New Jersey since 1997 he finally found his Guru in Pt. Samir Chatterjee, a well known Maestro of the Farrukhabad gharana (http://www.tabla.org).
He has been receiving careful guidance in the guru-shishya parampara from Samirji for over a decade. Besides performing solo Tabla, Amod has supported classical Indian music performances and activities in the tri-state area as an able accompanist and a teacher as well. He maintains an active concert schedule and has accompanied many major artistes from India and the US. Apart from being a musician, Amod also holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering.